Win Opies Baking Treats

Win Opies Baking Goodies / SHE-EATS

Have you got the baking bug?

To celebrate the return of the nation’s favourite innuendo-filled show,  I have a little baking give away for you.

But first, what do you think of the new series so far? Are you pining for Mary, Mel and Sue or have you fallen for Prue, Sandi and Noel?

I loved Bake Off when it started; it was so new and different and gave some great bakers a platform. I’ve been lucky enough to cook with a couple of the local stars too.

Last year I did a show stopper workshop with John Whaite at his sexy as anything cookery school near me. John is such an amazing baker, and he is a hoot too. He’s been kind enough to let me host two cake clubs there, and I am saving up to do a course, hopefully early next year as I would love to get some more of his knowledge.

John Whaite's Kitchen // AO

Obligatory selfie!

The year before that, I also had a great workshop with contestant Luis Troyano, another local lad (Stockport) who took the fear out of pastry in a fun workshop at the Coop HQ. Involving booze and Nutella, it was a perfect tart! 

However, I have thought for the last couple of series that maybe they need to change things a bit to keep it fresh. It feels a bit samey at times. For example, for the love of god, put a blast chiller in! In no way is cooking against the clock anything like cooking at home, so I find it a bit mean that they don’t help with stress by having a blast chiller.

Also I wonder if it is time to add new challenges. I know that many people hate change, but if this wonderfully British institution is going to keep going it needs to keep reinventing itself. But even saying all of that, I love, love, love to bake so will always watch when I am in! What do you think?

Win Opies baking goodies

There is loads of new foodie telly at the moment. If it has you dusting off your mixing bowl and fretting about soggy bottoms, then this give away is for you! Opie’s Foods create top quality ingredients that will take your baking to the next level. Our baking box includes:

Super easy to enter – just complete the Rafflecopter below. Entries close on the 31st October at midnight and the winner will be notified via email.

Good luck, and happy baking!

 

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159 comments

  1. As plain as it sounds, my banana bread is fantastic! Lemon zest and greek yogurt through and through!

  2. I’m a bit of a mean baker so its hard to pick. My other half would probably vote for my creme brulee cheesecake

  3. My signature dish would probably my cupcakes the Black Forest cupcakes always go down well

    • I love black forest Donba – I make a good black forest brownie. The cherries in kirsch would be perfect for you!

  4. I make an amazing apple and cinnamon sponge cake that’s perfect with vanilla custard

  5. I make lemon butterfly cakes with lemon curd inside, underneath the buttercream, dusted with icing sugar. (Or plain with jam under the buttercream)

  6. Cherry Bakewell tart and would be super with some of these cherries ,cheers for super chance

  7. I have a really good recipe for Christmas Cake and everyone likes my chocolate and prune pudding.

  8. Probably only a rich chocolate cake with chocolate ganache; very simple but decadent enough to produce an “Oooh!” from anyone likely to get their hands on some!

  9. my husband backs ridiculously good butterfly cakes, so nice our childrens schools all have him baking cakes everytime they have a sale

  10. It doesn’t come looking like a show stopper, however my lemon drizzle cake is renowned for it being a show/eat stopper

  11. My husband has recently been making a chocolate beetroot cake which requires no flour and using beetroot we have grown. Rather delicious

  12. nope, i try my best but it always goes wrong so i cover my wonky cake in chocolate and call it a hedgehog cake lol x

  13. My chocolate cakes are fabulous. However, whilst I am good at baking lovely cakes, my decorating skills aren’t that hot!

  14. I love making carrot cake with a cream cheese topping 🙂 Always goes down well!

  15. Double chocolate chip cookies – well I think they are Showstopping anyway 😉

  16. I certainly don’t have a showstopper bake. But the hubby and kids don’t mind eating what I make

  17. My show stopper would be scones, I always try to add something extra and experiment with flavours to jazz them up.

  18. not a showstopper to look at, but my coffee cake is the most requested and never lasts very long in this house, that’ll do for me 🙂

  19. My favourite is an orange curd meringue roulade with passionfruit and raspberries. Yum !

  20. I wouldn’t call it a showstopper but for years I have baked banana cake with whipped chocolate icing and it always disappears very very quickly.

  21. my husband is more of the baker in my household! he makes fantastic yummy cakes.

  22. My salted caramel Rolo cheesecake always goes down well in our house. Fab giveaway would love to be your lucky winner

  23. I don’t know if you’d call it a showstopper but my chocolate Italian salami always goes down a treat

  24. No I don’t have a show stopper bake, but I wish I did!

    I’m undecided about the Bake Off – it’s working a lot better than I thought it would, but…

    • I agree Victoria. I think the new presenters / judge are fine but it was ready for a bit of an update. I think being the first year on C4 they wouldn’t change anything, but am hoping that next year will have some fresh ideas. I have missed a few this year and not felt bad about it!

  25. I have a few showstoppers. I think my favourite is orange, rhubarb and almond cake. Yum.

  26. My husband loves Victoria Sandwich, the real proper, classic one, and he loves it when I make a really large one for special occasions, using my homemade raspberry jam. It isn’t a showstopper, but i am not so good at the whole gussying-up thing, I just make good cakes!

  27. I make a good Mint Chocolate Log at Christmas as a show stopper. been doing it a few years now. chocolate log with after eights mints and green icing.

  28. I think my show stopper is my Mint Choc Chip Layer Cake! It always goes down very well!

  29. A chocolate & Orange ‘Owl’ celebration cake i made for my Daughter’s birthday was worth a twitt twoo for sure! 🙂 x

  30. Well apparently it’s my Chocolate Avocado cake – which no-one wanted to taste until called it something else and they love it. Also my almond and raspberry cruffins – which is a cross between a muffin and a croissant (not that “show-stopping” though). 😀

  31. As a really busy person I go for the quick easy option as there’s never enough time to spend on baking a showstopper, no sooner than I have filled the cake box its empty so I must be doing something right!

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